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Posted 6 years ago on April 18, 2012, 6:19 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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Catholic League Vows To ‘Mobilize’ Boycott Of Jon Stewart Sponsors, Citing ‘War On Women’ Segment by Meenal Vamburkar | 1:47 pm, April 18th, 2012
The Catholic League is not happy with Jon Stewart. Following Stewart’s segment bashing Fox News for ignoring the “war on women,” while pushing wars on things like, oh, Christmas, the League is demanding an apology. Saying Stewart objectified women, the statement said if he does not apologize, the League will “mobilize” a boycott of his sponsors.

RELATED: Jon Stewart Gleefully Bashes Fox News For Ignoring War On Women While Pushing War On Christmas

Stewart’s segment noted that while Fox ignores the “war on women,” they’ve been using the term “war” rather loosely, referring to stories about fossil fuels, chocolate milk and potatoes.

The Catholic League’s president, Bill Donahue ( The Big T ), said in a press release:

The cover-up is revealing. This episode of “The Daily Show” was done to protest Fox’s alleged indifference to the “war on women,” and in doing so Stewart not only made a vulgar attack on Christians, he objectified women.

We are asking Stewart to apologize. If he does not, we will mobilize Protestants, Jews, Mormons and Muslims to join us in a boycott of his sponsors. Moreover, we will not stop with a boycott; there are other things that can be done to register our outrage. We are prepared to spend the money it takes to make this a nationwide issue, and we are prepared to stay the course. Tomorrow we will have something definitive to say, one way or the other.

The Catholic League also recently made headlines for saying Hilary Rosen “had” to adopt children, while Ann Romney had five of her own



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Dispatches From The War On Women:

What better way to honor the lives of the women who have served than to take a step toward gender equity in the military. The Senate Armed Services committee finally advanced the Shaheen amendment, a measure that would provide insurance coverage for abortions in the case of rape or incest for women in the military and their dependents. Under the current law, if a servicewoman becomes pregnant as a result of rape or incest and needs an abortion she has to pay out-of-pocket for the procedure. Considering the fact that one in three women will be sexually assaulted while enlisted, all that is left to say is it’s about time.

There’s a sexual assault epidemic against Native American women happening, which makes Republican obstructionism and demonizing on the renewal of VAWA all the more repugnant.

The University of Montana moved forward with a new policy for dealing with sexual assaults in an attempt to deal with the dangerous rape culture on campus and to bring the university policies into compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination law.

If this doesn’t sum up male privilege, I don’t know what does. A suspect in a New York sexual assault case was released after just a few minutes and without answering any questions because he didn’t feel like answering any. For real.

The Internet remains the wild west in harassing women, the place where men feel free to spew disgusting, violent garbage all in the name of free speech, or something. Don’t believe me? Meet Mr. George Tierney Jr., of Greenville, South Carolina.

We can now quantify the effect of sexism in the media. A new study shows that when shown sexualized pictures of both men and women in advertising, viewers registered sexualized men as people and sexualized women as objects.

I bet this felt good: a female pilot ejected her sexist male passenger.

Nobody imagines their child will end up sentenced to a juvenile facility. Here’s a powerful account of one mother’s experience with just that.

People need to pay attention to Florida and the voter purge happening right now. It’s nothing short of a civil rights crisis. Related: what happens when we cut off access to the news to the nations’ poorest?

Robin Marty asks if it’s time to start taxing churches. My vote is yes.

Another day, another boycott by One Million Moms.

Does the war on women trace back to Victorian England?

Memorial Day weekend marks the official point when we can all start thinking of summer. So why not pack your reading list with these 5 feminist fiction books? Not a bad way to spend a summer, I’d say!

Thanks for checking back and don’t forget to send in your stories, suggestions and comments. We’ll be back each weekday with the latest in the best and the worst from the War on Women. So long as the battle rages, we’ll cover the latest, so please check back!

Read more: dispatches, Dispatches from the War on Women, war on women, war_on_women

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